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NFL Schedule 2011, Week 15: New England Patriots Vs. Denver Broncos Could Be Flexed To Sunday Night

The NFL might flex its schedule on Dec. 18 and have the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots move to Sunday Night Football.

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 06:  Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos argues a call during their game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on November 6, 2011 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos argues a call during their game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on November 6, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The Denver Broncos already had their Week 13 game against the Minnesota Vikings moved up by several hours to an early game start and a wider audience on FOX. Now it appears that the team's Week 15 contest against the New England Patriots could be flexed from a late afternoon game on Dec. 18 to Sunday Night Football that day, speculates Mike Klis of the Denver Post.

Fellow AFC West member San Diego is currently in that slot to face the Baltimore Ravens. The Chargers moved to 4-7 this week after the Broncos defeated them, 16-13, in overtime on Sunday. That was the Chargers' sixth straight loss, but they do face the Jacksonville Jaguars this week, a potential victory.

The Broncos also have an easy game lined up this week when they face the Minnesota Vikings, which, if it results in victory, would have the Broncos at 7-5. They then play the Chicago Bears in Denver the next week.

And don't count out the Tim Tebow factor. He would certainly help draw in viewers since he would be playing on a national stage. Oh, and the potential for a Bob Costas halftime monologue about Tebow would probably turn out to be self-righteous.

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